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Backpack - Cape Alava to Shi Shi Beach

Cape Alava to Shi Shi Beach

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Cape Alava to Shi Shi Beach (M) (CC North Olympic Coast) 25 mi., some gain. Hike the northern stretch of the Olympic NP Coastal Strip to Shi Shi Beach and back (no car shuttle!). The highlights include Cape Alava and Point of the Arches, “the most scenic single segment of the Washington ocean coast, sea stacks, arches, caves, and tidal pools to explore” (100 Hikes, 3rd ed.). The itinerary includes two days driving and hiking in and out of Cape Alava, two days for the Alava to Shi Shi hike and return, and a day out to Portage Head from the camp at Shi Shi and back. Contact Mike Kretzler at mkretzler@comcast.net or 360-866-4497.
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